Perennials, above: red coral bells, tufted hair grass, and yellow lady’s mantle.
And on the other side, some pleasant surprises.
Self-seeded annuals, above: blue forget-me-nots and pink sweet william (silene armeria), both from my neighbour.
…. around an Evans Cherry tree.
… and closer up:
These were given to me by a neighbour last summer so I didn’t know what colour they were until I woke up and looked out the window this morning. I was pleasantly surprised!
With the two west corners of the orchard garden done and the veggie box in place, I wanted to have a look at how much room I have left on the east side of what will eventually be a circular lawn. So my youngest and I, using a skipping rope, turned ourselves into a human compass this morning and marked out the circle which will form the edge of the lawn. It helps me get a better feel for how much space I have.
It’ll be a few years before the east side, above, will be finished. There will be a little sitting area back here because it’s the sunniest spot in the evening and because, well, I’m trying not to overwhelm myself with too much planting space. In that vein, I’m also planting more shrubs than I did in my old garden.
Goals for this spring:
Just last week-end I posted photos of my cherry trees which had finally started to turn yellow. Well that didn’t last long!
At least there is more to look at now in this garden area, even in winter. I see these two trees and their surrounding underplantings from the kitchen window. I *must* have good garden views from the house to get me through winter! So, one week down…